Monday, October 21, 2013

Psychosocial Health

     Drug companies or the physicians who prescribe antidepressants to adolescents are responsible for the suicides of children taking such drugs because one of their jobs knowing their patient very well. They should know if their patient is allergic to a drug or how much amount the patient should take. I also feel parents should be informed of warning signs to watch for their child because if something happens, the parents will be prepared on what to do instead of worrying. The fact their child is on an antidepressant they definitely don't need to start worry and not knowing what to do if something happens to their child.

"Modern antidepressant drugs which have made billions for the pharmaceutical industry will be banned from use in children today because of evidence, suppressed for years, that they can cause young patients to become suicidal." 

   I think antidepressants administered to children should be banned because children are too young to be talking them. From ABC News Video we watched in class, few of the girls they showed were thinking of suicide.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Stress and Mental Health Blog

       Stressors happen frequently throughout life. Everyone goes through them. They can be chronic, constantly recurring or acute, happening very little. My stressor's are school and playing basketball. I feel most stressed with these because I want to do well and make my family proud. I think sometimes I want it so bad that it hurts me in the end. Instead, it should be natural and let it come to me. Yea these stressors can affect my life but not in a chronic way; more in an acute way. When I feel stressed the issue I face is having trouble sleeping because all I think about is negative thoughts with school and basketball. The stressor I'll always have in life is probably the economy; how to manage my money on how this society is. Hopefully in the future I have a well paid job and be able to provide for my family. To handle stress I try to stay positive and tell myself "everything will be okay."

Challenge: Cell Phone Game

      I went home this past weekend and on Sunday my family and I had lunch. Before we ate I told everyone to put their cell phones in the middle of the table and have the ringer on. First one to answer a text or call before the meal is over has to do the dishes. At the table was my mom, dad and brother. My brother right away was starting to complain because he's attached to his phone. At one point my brother and mother's phones went off. My mother didn't touch hers but my brother did obviously. He couldn't take it because he had a few messages he didn't want to ignore. Therefore, he ended up doing the dishes. My parents loved this idea because we were all interacting with each other.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Healthy Food Blog

       When it comes to food, this week was different than usual. I tried a variety of different foods that included fruits, vegetables, and protein. For fruits I had waffles with blackberries on top. I liked the blackberries because they were refreshing and good for you. Another fruit I tried was guacamole. I had Mexican food with guacamole on it. The texture was weird but it tasted very good. One of the vegetables I tried were beets. When biting into them I spitted it right out. The smell and the taste of it was awful. I would never have beets again. The other vegetable I had was squash in vegetable soup. I liked it a lot and would defiantly have it again. The last food I tried was tofu which is under protein. I thought it taste absolutely awful. The texture was slimy, but I figured I would like it because it looked like chicken which I love. I would never try tofu again. Trying these foods were different for me because I usually eat the same thing. I'm glad I tried these because now I like some of them and will eat them more often. I encourage people to try different things because it will make your life more exciting.
     During fall break I went to Franciscan University to eat with my grandmother. I talked to Chef Rob about organic and non-GMO fruits/veggies. He said they produce organic foods and when it comes to GMO fruits/veggies they but them locally; sourced. Chef Rob definitely knew what he was talking about. There was no hesitation when I asked him questions and his facial expression looked like he wanted to be there; he wanted to help me out. Franciscans cafeteria as a huge variety of foods. I saw they had meat burgers AND veggie burgers. I liked how they had both instead of one or the other. What I also liked about their cafeteria is it fits for everyone and they all can enjoy their meals.